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AssertThat: Leading the Evolution of BDD in Jira

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

The Evolution of AssertThat in BDD Practices

Tracing the evolution of AssertThat, this section delves into how the tool emerged as a solution for effectively managing and maintaining BDD scenarios within Jira, enhancing accessibility for entire teams. It recounts the early challenges encountered while integrating Agile practices and BDD frameworks, particularly the disconnect between Jira's user story tracking and the separate storage of feature files, leading to suboptimal BDD adoption.

AssertThat's Innovative Approach to BDD Scenario Integration

Highlighting AssertThat's evolution in BDD integration, this part of the post explores the strategic decision to incorporate BDD scenarios as custom issue types within Jira, linking them directly to user story tickets. It discusses the complexities and learning experiences gained from defining new workflows, issue types, and custom fields in Jira, as well as the challenges such as lack of syntax validation in plain text fields and the cumbersome management of scenario examples tables.

Lean Principles Guiding AssertThat's BDD Evolution

This section draws on how the principles from Eric Ries's "The Lean Startup" influenced AssertThat's approach to evolving its BDD solutions in Jira. It explains how the Build-Measure-Learn framework shaped their pivot, focusing on better integration of features and scenarios within Jira to ensure easier access and collaboration across teams.

AssertThat’s BDD & Cucumber Plugin: A Milestone in BDD Evolution

The conclusion emphasizes the significant step in the evolution of AssertThat with the development of the BDD & Cucumber plugin for Jira. This part details the plugin's key features, designed based on practical BDD experience, such as integrated scenario and user story views, refactoring capabilities, bulk updates, syntax validation, and advanced reporting for automated and manual tests. The section reinforces AssertThat's commitment to continuous improvement and customer-centric development.

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Mar 08

I recently discovered Jira, before that I used trello, I realized that Jira is a great option when you want to work not alone but in a team, even though the team is not very large (we are working on -vavada-casino this blog, I and the developer), but it still helps to keep everything on track and understand what needs to be done now and not forget anything.


Nov 27, 2023

Hello! If possible, could you take a couple of screenshots of how this plugin works? I'd love to see this. Here are the ways to take screenshots, if you need it, you can use it. I'll be glad if you do this.

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